A Moment of Simple Justice - Stop Talking
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 105-interview with Barry Vitou
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Hopping Turnstiles
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
An Ontario employee has been convicted of criminal mischief after sending a fake e-mail to fellow employees, degrading another co-worker.
The employee, apparently upset that the co-worker rejected his request that they...more
California Legislature Expands Government Code Section 1090 Liability to Those Who Aid and Abet -
An amendment to Government Code section 1090 now makes it a felony for any person to aid and abet a government official...more
The government must be very sensitive about all the criticism it has been getting, from Congress, some judges and others, for not prosecuting more individuals for financial crimes. Perhaps in response, senior government...more
A recent statement by Justice Antonin Scalia accompanying the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in a criminal insider trading case raises fundamental questions about how the courts interpret the federal securities laws and...more
Fact: the United States incarcerates its citizens at the highest rate in the developed world. Indeed—save one small chain of islands, whose entire population is just a fraction of our prison population—the United States’...more
The CFPB’s first publicly announced criminal referral has resulted in a nine-year sentence for the principal of a debt settlement company, who pled guilty to several of the charges. The referral, which was made to the U.S....more
In the first case since the coming into force of the Gambling Act 2005, the English courts have determined whether the conduct of a party to a gambling contract amounted to cheating for the purposes of civil law.
While the three branches of federal government fire off salvos on immigration reform, states are finding ways to tackle challenges to the federal criminal immigration landscape....more
Aleynikov v. Goldman Sachs Grp., Inc. -
Addressing the meaning of the term “officer” in a company’s bylaws, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated a district court’s summary judgment that a computer...more
On 13 November 2014, the Sentencing Council opened its 14 week public consultation on draft guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. If implemented, the guidelines will mean that large...more
I am not an expert by any means, but I was a prosecutor for four years, serving as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii, and I have spent the rest of my 32-year career as a white-collar criminal defense and...more
The U.S. Department of Justice and banking regulators have stepped up the pace of criminal, civil and administrative actions against banks, payment processors, money transmitters, and other financial institutions, for...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has signaled a heightened effort to bring criminal prosecutors into the loop regarding False Claims Act referrals and other whistleblower complaints. In recent remarks at a conference comprised...more
Nov. 18, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- When adults ignore their Miranda warnings, it's a shame. When kids talk to police officers in the absence of counsel, it's something much worse....more
This question didn’t seem to be that complicated at first blush. Now it is. The Third Circuit’s recent ruling that a former Vice President of Goldman Sachs is not necessarily an officer entitled to indemnification/advancement...more
On November 10, 2014, the Supreme Court denied Douglas Whitman’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Whitman v. United States, No. 14-29; Justice Antonin Scalia, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, issued a brief statement...more
Criminal securities fraud charges filed against Bitcoin operator.
US federal prosecutors filed the first criminal securities fraud charges involving a virtual currency. Trendon Shavers, who founded Bitcoin Savings and...more
United States v. Vayner, 2014 WL 4942227 (2d Cir. Oct. 3, 2014).
In this criminal case, the defendant was convicted “on a single count of unlawful transfer of a false identification document.” The government relied...more
As individual jail terms and corporate fines continue to increase, many companies and executives outside the United States are left wondering: How are US laws able to reach so far outside US borders? The United States has...more
In recent months, US federal and state regulators have continued to focus on Bitcoin and the adoption of a regulatory framework for it and other "virtual currencies," as well as the enforcement of existing securities laws to...more
Supreme Court Justices Scalia and Thomas indicated that the High Court may at some point consider a question regarding the application of insider trading law in criminal cases and the deference due, if any, to the...more
This is the first in what we expect to be a series of updates on DOJ criminal actions in the cartel area. Here, we look at highlights over the last six months in the DOJ’s investigations of the auto parts industry, LIBOR, and...more
Convicted investment fund founder Raj Rajaratnam filed an appeal of his Securities and Exchange Commission case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, arguing that the district court improperly sought...more
An Illinois business owner has been taken into custody after his business failed to correct serious trenching hazards and pay Occupational Safety and Health Administration penalties. The case illustrates the personal risk to...more
In this episode I visit with Barry Vitou, one-half of the bribery act.com guys. We discuss the current state of anti-corrruption prosecutions in the UK, the SFO and self-disclosure under the Bribery Act. ...more
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